School Visit: Durango, CO

Durango is the cutest little western town! I had some free time this morning, so I walked down the street to Durango Bagel, where I had breakfast (excellent muffins!) and listened to the NPR election update. I am glad I remembered to bring my gloves on this trip! It was chilly this morning. My school day started at 10:30am. I spoke to the 2nd and 3rd graders first. What an enthusiastic group! I am trilled it worked out to do these talks in the library, because the kids really know how to sit quietly here. When I do talks in gyms or caffeterias, it is a little more difficult because those are both places where kids are used to being noisy. Ontop of that, Park has a brand new library with lots of room for books and kids. After lunch, I spoke with a group of 4th & 5th graders, and then Kindergarten and 1st grade. When I read “A Swim through the Sea” to the K-1 group, I was impressed that the kids knew what kind of whale was on the W page. A Humpback Whale, of course! Thank you Park Elementary!

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